July 7 2010
of his clinginess until we moved in together. If I want some “me time,” he gets offended. If I don’t stand or sit next to him or cuddle with him, he claims I don’t like him. If...
DJ Space takes top prize in DJ Olympics
July 4 2010
Saturday night at The Loft marked the culmination of Greater Lansing’s very first DJ Olympics. An eclectic group of local house, techno and hip-hop DJs played through an ambient haze of smoke and...
Hideous effects make
July 1 2010
It’s not just the presence of titles like “The Karate Kid” and “The A-Team”: If you’re heading to the movies this summer, it really is 1983 all over again. That was...
'Please Give' wraps complex characters in a deceptively simple story
July 1 2010
For Kate (Catherine Keener), charity does not begin at home but guilt begins in the workplace. She and her husband, Alex (Oliver Platt), own an upscale used-furniture store in Manhattan, one of those shops...
June 30 2010
It’s a scene we’ve all witnessed a thousand times before: “Marry me,” the hero asks his beloved. And she responds… “Change me.”Excuse me? Anyhow, that’s...
Gary Sullivan sets sail with Lansing Concert Band
June 30 2010
The Lansing Concert Band got an unexpected bonanza when Sullivan, band director at Charlotte High School since 1983, decided to take advantage of Michigan’s earlyretirement incentive for veteran...
John Lepard goes back to his musical roots
June 30 2010
Imagine that on your whole body. But not for a second, forever. You never escape.’ “Then there was the other side where they would tell us of how great Heaven is going to be, the part where...
June 30 2010
That’s changed now, since Three 6 Mafia - the duo that won an Oscar for best original song for "It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from the 2005 drama "Hustle Flow" - is booked to perform Saturday,...
Fussy neighbors, scorched tables: Welcome to Scrapfest
June 30 2010
Some random bit of wisdom says to “do something every day that scares you.” For two weeks, I did that consistently as a member of a team competing in Old Town Scrapfest 2010. The event, a fund-raiser...
Smooch Project catches kisses on-camera
June 30 2010
While studying Buddhism in Minnesota, Bonnie Fournier came across a concept that immediately clicked. Mudita, or joy, can be interpreted as the enjoyment one gets merely from witnessing someone else’s...
Spend the summer with Michigan authors
June 30 2010
And as you linger over a cold glass filled with amber liquid, read “Last Call,” the history of Prohibition in this country. The author, Dan Okrent, is a University of Michigan grad and has...
June 30 2010
The series, sponsored by WMMQ-FM, continues with Jimmy Thackery on July 8; Big Bill and the Blues Ambassadors and Homemade Jamz on July 22; Stan Budzynski and the Third Degree and Sonny Moorman on July...
June 30 2010
Many people think the fact that their pants are vibrating gives them a pass to put the person they’re with on face-to-face “ignore.” People with manners consider how their companion might...
’Airbender’ stars keep it in the family
June 30 2010
Sometimes, it takes a tag team to promote a movie properly. So Jackson Rathbone and Nicola Peltz have been hitting the road together to promote “The Last Airbender,” director M. Night Shyamalan’s...
Amateur broadcasters have a Field Day
June 25 2010
“But during all of these crises that have hit the nation and the world, they have been e x t r e m e l y useful. Many times, amateur radio is the only thing that operates temporarily during a crisis....
Land of Nod promises a 'grassroots music and arts festival unlike any other'
June 25 2010
As the young Rothbury Festival takes 2010 off, and early Common Ground announcements point to another sweaty week of big-name summer fare, Michigan music fans seem faced with another year of more (or even...
Summer Circle production full of fun physicality and imagination
June 25 2010
Playtime with children can often be a surreal experience while their imaginations are still free and untethered by the constraints of growing older. Thus is MSU Summer Circle’s current interpretation...
Can Knight rescue Cruise and Diaz?
June 24 2010
In 2001, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz played friends with benefits in director Cameron Crowe’s surrealistic psychodrama “Vanilla Sky.” At the time, both stars were riding high: Cruise...
Local filmmakers host fund-raiser for latest project
June 23 2010
Another feature film is coming down the pike for Last Laugh Productions — and the filmmakers want your help to pull it off. On June 26, Last Laugh will holding a fund-raiser for the production of...
Artist Craig Mitchell Smith opens his doors for the Gardens Galore tour — one last time
June 23 2010
On this Wednesday afternoon, he’s in the process of finishing up some of his exquisite glassworks, which will be seen at both an upcoming exhibition at Michigan State University and in his own home...